Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice and conveys a 4- to 5-fold increased risk of stroke; yet, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated in a primary care setting. In the program, Dr. Ty Gluckman discusses how to recognize patients at high risk for AF, evaluate patients newly diagnosed with AF, assess risk of bleeding and thromboembolism, and apply evidence-based recommendations to reduce thromboembolic risk. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 8/4/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Episode 3: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
1. Review obesity and diabetes trends and health disparities in the US 2. Review body image and perception differences by race/ethnicity 3. Describe best practices in the treatment of diabetes in African Americans 4. Examine the difference in HbA1c interpretations in African Americans and related clinical considerations
What’s new in prostate cancer screening? Tune in to this webcast for the latest guidelines, screening methods, and data on the role of multi-parametric MRI of the prostate in screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Twelve million individuals with COPD in the U.S. remain undiagnosed. Join Dr. Charles Vega as he provides practical, evidence-based guidance for diagnosing COPD in a primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 18th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the fourteenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss the recent data on COVID-19 and children. This presentation will cover the typical presentation of COVID-19 in children and review the risk and mechanisms of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
Episode 2: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
This session will provide an overview of the best practices in the treatment of cardiovascular problems in African Americans with a focus on hypertension, heart failure, stroke, vascular disease, arrhythmias, and thrombosis. Overarching trends in salt sensitivity, smoking, and medication adherence will also be reviewed, as well as opportunities to positively impact behavior. Dr. Hall is a Primary Care Physician and an expert in Black American Health and Healthcare. He is the former chair of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Director of the National Center for African American Health, Research, Education and Policy at Cleveland State University, and Author of “Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes”. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 08/11/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Watch distinguished faculty from Northwestern University examine clinical trial data and the latest evidence-based guidelines for hypercholesterolemia to help you develop a practical approach to lipid management for primary care. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on August 12, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
COVID-19 Web Series Part 13: Recent Case Counts, Understanding the Immune Response After Infection, and Role of Corticosteroids
In the thirteenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss recent trends in COVID-19 infection numbers and will review new findings on immune response after COVID-19 infection and the use of corticosteroids in hospitalized patients requiring mechanical ventilation or oxygen.
Imagine the impact of diet and lifestyle on the human condition if knowledge were power; now consider the toll associated with failing to use that power. This keynote address will look closely at the body of evidence relating dietary pattern to human health and make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species. Endless debate about the details of optimal diets, and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets, distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn what we know into what we do. Dr. David Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine and culture could be the spoon that helps it go down. In the service of adding years to lives and life to years, learn what can be done to leverage lifestyle in both clinical and cultural settings.
Sleep and Its Role in Health: How to Differentiate the Myths From the Facts (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
Common sleep myths pervade both the community and the medical world. In this session, the faculty will address the science behind them and present methods to manage these situations preemptively. The talk will cover several common sleep-related complaints that present to primary care: insomnia, daytime sleepiness, and sleep apnea. You will also walk away with information about more unusual conditions—such as restless leg syndrome and excessive sleepiness—and how to use questionnaires to diagnose them.
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of sleep. Adequate sleep is required for normal immune and hormonal function as well as for the clearance of Alzheimer-related proteins from the brain. But sleep plays its most critical role in supporting offline memory processing. Sleep contributes to the stabilization and strengthening of memories. It also supports the selective retention of emotional memories, the extraction of the gist of a learning session, and the discovery of the rules governing a complex probabilistic game. Dreams can reflect this ongoing memory processing, and dream content can predict subsequent memory improvement. Dreaming, as a conscious experience, may also play an important role in discovering connections among our manifold memories. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.